The street shares its name with Liberty Avenue at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plowed Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
The area is home to many Guyanese residents and businesses.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Looking For 2 Missing Teens From Lindenhurst
The city says the new name is a way to honor the accomplishments and contributions of the Guyanese community.
“Guyana not only has done so much for New York City but represents such possibility. People of different backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths coming together as one. That is what New York City stands for as well,” de Blasio said.MORE NEWS: Gottlieb Says US Needs New Vaccine Strategy As Pace Of Shots Lags
New York City is home to the largest Guyanese community outside of Guyana.